Pilot and 5 passengers are injured when plane makes emergency landing – just hours before another light aircraft was forced to land in a field of sheep

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  • Six people have been injured after the plane came down in Seasalter, Kent
  • The seaside town is home to The Sportsman – a Michelin-star gastropub
  • Two hours later a plane carrying two passengers landed in a Lancashire field
  • Pilot told Air Traffic Control at Liverpool airport that he was having difficulties
  • He was forced to make an emergency landing surrounded by farm animals
  • Nobody is thought to be seriously injured in the Lancashire incident

Six people have been hurt after a small plane made an emergency landing in a field near one of Britain’s most famous gastropubs.

Emergency services were called to the site where the aircraft came down in Seasalter, Kent, at around 10.30am this morning.

The pilot and five passengers had received minor injuries in the incident and were treated at the scene.

Two hours later, in Lancashire, another light aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in a field full of sheep after experiencing difficulties in the air.

Six people have been hurt after a small plane made an emergency landing in a field in Kent
Six people have been hurt after a small plane made an emergency landing in a field in Kent
The plane came down in Seasalter which is home to the popular Sportman gastropub
The plane came down in Seasalter which is home to the popular Sportman gastropub

The plane, thought to be a PA28 – also known as a Piper Cherokee – was forced to touch down in farmland near Parbold.

Police have remained at the scene in Seasalter and are conducting inquiries.

The seaside town is famous for being the home of the popular Sportsman pub, which has held a Michelen star rating since 2008.

A spokesperson for Liverpool Airport confirmed that Air Traffic Control were contacted by the pilot of the plane in Lancashire to report he was experiencing difficulties in the air and had two passengers on board.

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They were then contacted again after the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.

A private plane was also forced to make an emergency landing with two people onboard in a farmer's field near Parbold

At this stage nobody is thought to be seriously injured.

A Lancashire fire service spokesperson confirmed they’d sent three fire engines to the scene and that the plane had been located in a farmer’s field near the A59.

They tweeted: ‘We have three fire engines and drone on the way to a light aircraft that has come down in a farmers field close to the A59 near Parbold.’

 

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